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Texting While Driving Simulator Set Up At Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A virtual reality driving simulator at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron is highlighting the dangers of texting while driving. The simulator from AT&T, the South Dakota Highway Patrol and the South Dakota Safety Council will be set up just outside the expo building’s southeast corner on Thursday and...
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SD Governor Urges Safe Travel on Labor Day Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging South Dakota motorists to use care when traveling over the Labor Day weekend. The governor says 10 people were killed and 247 others were injured in crashes on South Dakota’s roads during the past five Labor Day weekends. He says four of the fatalities were...
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Day of Record-Breaking Heat Hits the Dakotas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Forecasters say a cool-down is in store after a day of record-breaking heat in the Dakotas. National Weather Service reports show more than a dozen cities in South Dakota and North Dakota set high-temperature records on Wednesday. The South Dakota capital of Pierre hit 110 degrees. Many other cities in...
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Dakotas Ranchers Get More Drought Relief from Feds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in the Dakotas are getting more help from the federal Agriculture Department. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land. He also has designated 21 South Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas, which also affects...
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